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How to maintain your enterprise wide PostgreSQL environments?

How to maintain your enterprise wide PostgreSQL environments?

Organizations that implement PostgreSQL[1] should be aware to keep their environment maintainable and sustainable in order to profit from the benefits of Open Source. When organizations have adopted PostgreSQL, and implemented it in their corporate infrastructure, they tend to get into a more and more difficult situation to effectively maintain their environments and to keep it future proof (sustainable). The main reason why this happens is the use of different PostgreSQL versions in combination with different sets and versions of additional and essential tools for management, monitoring, replication, backup and recovery, auditing, security, job scheduling, etcetera. Therefore, before you start with PostgreSQL and additional Open Source tools, be sure you […]

Splendid Data’s PostgresPURE Promise – the Ultimate Alternative to Oracle

Splendid Data’s PostgresPURE Promise – the Ultimate Alternative to Oracle

To help our customers get the best database solution and gain their total ownership freedom, we have developed our PostgresPURE Promise. We offer the Ultimate Alternative to Oracle, a Future-proof Guarantee and the No-Sweat Experience. Delivering on such an extensive promise is crucial for our customers, because for them, the database is the backbone of their data driven company. How important is your database to you? As we have said before, our customers sometimes gasp: ‘This sounds too good to be true.’ But our database solution is good as well as true, because we believe that our customers deserve the very best. That is why we have developed and deliver […]

Choose the right architecture with the PostgresPURE Stack including IBM PowerLinux

Choose the right architecture with the PostgresPURE Stack including IBM PowerLinux

A database is only as good as its underlying architecture. We have described in the last couple of blogs why an open source database is a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective option. But if you also choose to support your open source PostgresPURE database with the open source IBM PowerLinux architecture, you will have the best of both worlds – dramatically lower costs and significantly better performance compared to the locked-in, inflexible approach of our competition. A few years ago Oracle put together their Red Stack. They did this to leverage the purchase of the previous generation Sun hardware and market an ‘integrated’ set of components promising lowers costs than their […]

Gartner says: By 2018, 70% of new applications will run on open source databases

Gartner says: By 2018, 70% of new applications will run on open source databases

With the significant technical advances in open source database technology there is a tremendous movement underway. By 2018, 70 per cent of all newly deployed applications will run on an open source databases, according to leading research firm Gartner. The main reason to switch is the considerably lower TCO. At Splendid Data we see the same adoption trends. Not only will 70 per cent of all new in-house applications be developed on an open source database, 50 per cent of all existing commercial RDBMS (relational database management systems) will convert to an open source database (OSDBMS). Research firm Gartner predicts this uptake in its report ‘The State of Open-Source RDBMSs, […]

How a “too good to be true” open source database option can be good and true

How a “too good to be true” open source database option can be good and true

Initially, when the PostgresPURE solution was released and we described the approach to our current customers, we sometimes got a skeptical look. ‘Can this be true?’ was a common question. This can’t be true, was what they thought when we explained how they could save up to eighty percent of their yearly Oracle Database costs with Splendid Data’s PostgresPURE. When we describe how database migration to PostgreSQL is a valid and proven option, without vendor lock-in, one of our customers said, ‘It sounds too good to be true.’ “The PostgresPURE Promise” The fact is, numerous failed IT projects based on the promises of software vendors, made IT and management skeptical. […]

4 simple contract checks to see if you are dealing with Vendor Lock-in

4 simple contract checks to see if you are dealing with Vendor Lock-in

You have chosen for open source and against vendor lock-in, congratulations. But are you really free to expand your business, move your data and change vendors, as is promised if you have chosen for a ‘based on open source’ vendor? Probably not. But how do you spot the difference? We will reveal four hints given in the fineprint of licenses and agreements. In a world as fast growing and shifting as ours, vendor lock-in is unthinkable. Don’t you agree? You need to grow, you need to expand, without spending tons of extra money on licenses or fees. We even live in a reality where we often have to innovate and […]

Why you should avoid vendor lock-in – and why it’s not always easy

Why you should avoid vendor lock-in – and why it’s not always easy

If you want to choose for a product, be locked-in by the vendor and stay with this vendor forever, who are we to tell you otherwise? But when you choose the freedom, the lower costs and the potentials based on an open source promise, make sure the vendor lives up to that promise. A database ‘based on open source’ is not open source and therefore will create a vendor lock-in. The difference between open and closed source is clear: with open source the user has a license to use ánd develop the solution. The source code is released with the license and this will give users the opportunity to study, […]

Why should you migrate your database? These are the most important reasons

Why should you migrate your database? These are the most important reasons

The main reason why companies decide to migrate their database, is the Total Cost of Ownership. A fair reason to switch, but as we have stated before, there are often more reasons to change. Business needs might demand newer applications, unuseable on the old infrastructure. Performance might be an issue, but also apparent IT pains, such as disappeared support, could drive a migration. TCO might be the number one reason why corporations would want to migrate their database. But it is not only the current TCO that worries many CIO’s, it is the foresight that data will grow. Businesses are living in a new normal in which mobile, social, the […]

Getting your database ready for IoT

Getting your database ready for IoT

If you want to harness the opportunities given by the Internet of Things, your database has to be ready to rapidly deal with continuously growing, vast amount and various types of data in a connected environment. It will be lucrative to look at an open source alternative, which can grow according to your needs and which will have an enormous positive impact on your total cost of ownership. One of our clients delivers sensors for cooling cells and transport solutions. Their customers are companies like Shell and McDonalds. In the case of McDonalds, they use the sensors to continuously monitor the temperature inside the trucks. Every minute the sensor delivers […]

The Internet of Things and PostgresPURE

The Internet of Things and PostgresPURE

The Internet of Things provides the opportunity to optimize operational processes or even to deliver new business models and service levels . As we wrote in the last blog, we think that databases suitable for the Internet of Things (IoT) are fast, scalable, fault-protected and suitable for various types of data. PostgresPURE combined with IBM PowerLinux delivers on all four of these requirements, complete with dramatically lower costs than any locked-in, vendor specific alternative. The Internet of Things presents a tremendous opportunity for organisations of all types. Many are already realizing the benefits and capitalizing on these new business paradigms. To truly leverage this opportunity, you need a reliable and […]